Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by ILoveTheCeltic, Aug 28, 2013.
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Thought he was really good again. Not tested much of course but in these games hes more than able
Some of his passing yesterday was class. The ball over the top to Johnston was working all day.
Was almost caught out when they should have scored with a header in the 1st, his positioning was woeful and Ajer certainly let him know.
Range of passing is as asset from deep and hes a useful squad player, but he doesn't start when all fully fit.
I agree, or at least doesn't start against a better standard of opponent than Saints or Kalju. Looked very comfortable in those games defensively but like you said I'd only start him at CB if Jullien/Ajer/Jozo aren't fit.
He can stroll it domestically against the majority though.
In games like yesterday when we aren't being asked to defend much at all then he is arguably our best option. With the ball he is better than any other centre half we have. In games when we are going to be asked questions defensively then it's a different story however.
Totally agree with this. He could also be very useful to give Scott Brown a rest in midfield
I thought he put in a good solid performance against StJ. His passing out of trouble and breaking up play is worth a mention.
Superb performance yesterday. Granted St Johnstone were not up to much but still you have to play and Biton was excellent yesterday. I have said it many times he is a very good player to have in our squad given how many games we play over the course of the season even more so given he can play both center back and holding mid.
I'd like to see us resting Scott Brown sometimes and giving Bitton a shot in there
Think he's done really well this season so far. Not always been my favourite player but he's been fairly solid.
Aye hes a decent utility man in there at the back! Reliable cover for domestic ties anyway
Game was crying out for him at both 2-1 and 3-2 would’ve settled us down and kept the ball better , plus added height for the long balls they were playing
I'm no his biggest fan but slowing the game down in the 6, with his height as mentioned....was exactly what was required and the logical call when we went ahead..
He's done really well filling in for us so far this season
Thought he was very good today.
Natural role sitting infront of the back 4 screening everything sprayed passes for fun!
Not always been his biggest fan but by * he is mr dependable!
If he was brought on at 2-1 or even 3-2 the other night I think we would have seen the game out tbh